MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, one of Donald Trump’s fiercest supporters, was photographed walking into a meeting at the White House with notes suggesting “martial law if necessary”.
The notes, captured by a photographer as Lindell entered the Oval Office on Friday, come after the outspoken Trump supporter tweeted then deleted calls for the president to “impost martial law” in the seven battleground states that won the election for Joe Biden.
Mark Lindell … My Pillow guy … at White House .. 3:30pmET pic.twitter.com/dEaCdJSgXe
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) January 15, 2021
The page of notes is curved and not fully visible, but the heading is titled something like “[illegible] taken immediately to save the [illegible] constitution.
It references a “cyber” attorney and “Kraken” attorney Sidney Powell, while recommending “Kash Patel to acting CIA”.
“Insurrection Act now as a result of the assault on the… martial law if necessary upon the first hint of any…”, it read.
“… foreign interference in the election trigger [ineligible] powers. Make clear this is China/Iran.”
— Jabin Botsford (@jabinbotsford) January 15, 2021
Longtime conservative activist Bill Kristol was alarmed by Lindell’s notes:
Also, a friend points out that his notes refer to "getting the evidence" and "people he knows who already have security"–"clearance," presumably, and then to Fort Meade. Do they want to abuse access to government data, or transfer material to private servers before they leave? https://t.co/4c6I00EZV1
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 15, 2021
If “martial law” made the cut … how much crazier was the idea he crossed out? https://t.co/wkKVVKldLd
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) January 15, 2021